Need an extra unit to graduate? Give us two days.
These courses are designed to allow SDSU undergraduate students to earn extra units for graduation while at the same time learning about the latest trends and hot topics in a variety of areas. Courses are currently offered in political science, public administration, and sociology. Each course consists of only two class meetings; typically a Friday/Saturday combination. Community members are also welcome to enroll.
Courses may be eligible for financial aid if the student is using the units within their major to complete their degree. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.
Courses typically meet on a Friday evening and all day on Saturday of the following week. Specific start and end times vary. These courses are offered during the fall and spring terms. Additional courses may be added throughout the semester; check back for updates.
You may register online, by phone, by mail, or in person at the College of Extended Studies Registration Office in the Gateway Center, facing Hardy Avenue.
Be sure to register early; courses may be cancelled if there are not enough students enrolled.
For more information, please contact email@example.com or call (619) 594-3946.
Student Success Stories
Professor Murren has real-world experience that he applied to this course to make it very interesting! I loved how it was a quick and easy way to get my one credit I needed to graduate. I definitely feel more informed now about best practices in regard to international development.
— Kaitlin Mayfield
I really enjoyed the course [Use of Mediation in Police Work]; it helped me graduate on time. The instructor was amazing. I learned way more than I expected — how mediation is used in many different settings such as large events like marches and speaking engagements. We learned the steps to mediation, then role-played how to mediate in particular situations. I highly recommend a one-unit course to anyone who is looking for one more unit.
— Shelby Brown
I took a one-unit sociology class with Professor Justin Brooks [Wrongful Convictions]. It was by far the best class I have taken at San Diego State. He offered refreshing viewpoints regarding our criminal justice system while ensuring that his students were informed and entertained. I HIGHLY recommend his class to any and all majors. He is profound and the class is a 10.
— Jade Settoon
This class is an in-dept study of physical, verbal, emotional, and sexual abuse in the United States. This course will not only focuses on women as victims of gender violence, but on same-sex partners as well as women as offenders. Two days devoted to his topic cannot be 'comprehensive' because the amount and forms of abuse are myriad. The goal is to (1) provide an overview into many facets of the problem, theories, and appropriate responses; (2) take an in depth look at the various types of 'gender violence' (intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, stalking, human trafficking, etc) as well as the perpetrators of these crimes; and (3) examine some of the larger cultural contexts within which the varieties of the abuse occur.
April 12 - April 20
Called to Serve is a dynamic, interactive course for students to learn how to leverage their degrees in public administration, criminal justice, urban studies, political science, sociology, social work, and business to commence a rewarding career in public service. Students will learn about employment forecasts in the government and non-profit sectors and hear from accomplished professionals about their careers in public service. Through introductions to School of Public Affairs' alumni and other government and non-profit leaders, students will closely examine a specific career of interest to them and begin to develop relationships with government and non-profit leaders. Finally, students will receive personalized guidance for career preparation and winning job search strategies.
March 8 - March 16
Various theories and practices of international development are utilized everyday to address poverty, hunger, lack of water, and other challenges experienced by billions of people. This course provides an overview of theories, practices, critiques, and case studies/projects that the instructor has worked on in his fifteen-year career in international environment development.
March 1 - March 9